Abstract: The paper presents an Open Data approach to enhance the provisioning of South America drainage datasets in order to be quickly exploitable by both governmental institution and private organization coping with environmental emergencies. Open Data paradigm is followed to respond to the e-Government requirement for a transparent, stable and standard information source to be sharable and reusable across sectors and disciplines. The paper contribution is to enhance drainage datasets exploitation through provenance information of the data processing workflow enabling trust, and allowing data reproducibility. It presents a practice to describe entities and processes involved in producing drainage networks derived from a DEM. Metadata of workflow provenance is provided according to the W3C PROV data model. Moreover the paper provides information about datasets publication as Open Data as well as information about their access.
Authors: Alfonso Quarati, Monica De Martino, Sergio Rosim, João Ricardo F. De Oliveira and Laércio Massaru Namikawa
Abstract: This paper analyzes the UN’s e-government development index (EGDI)  and the International Transparency (IT)’s corruption perception index (CPI) , globally. The countries are divided by quartiles, and will be identified weather or not a Pearson "r" correlation  exist between the two indexes mentioned. Indexes from the years 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 will be analyzed. It has been found that a moderate positive annual correlation does exists, and the respective conclusions and recommendations have been established accordingly.
Authors: Romel Tintin, Patricio Altamirano, Carmen Chavez and Liliana Tintin
Abstract: Public entities around the world are adapting and adopting international standards to improve their internal processes, and Ecuador is not the exception. The National Secretariat of Public Administration decided to implement the standard ISO/IEC 27001: 2005 in order to respond to the continuous attacks and computer crimes presented in different public institutions of Ecuador. Even though the mentioned standard provides many benefits, it only establishes guidelines for risk management in information security, but not a step-by-step guide on how to carry out risk analysis and evaluation. Due to this situation, the present paper proposes a practical guide for the management of ICT risks presented in governmental entities compliant to ISO/IEC 27005 to improve the management of information security. This work also shares a practical and real case study of the proposed methodology to show its benefits and applicability.
Authors: Susana Patiño, Edgar Fernando Solís, Rubén Arroyo and Sang Guun Yoo